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Mo. Father Accused of Fatally Shooting Infant Son Surrenders to Police�

Mo. Father Accused of Fatally Shooting Infant Son Surrenders to Police�

A St. Louis man who allegedly shot his infant son in the midst of a domestic dispute with his wife before taking off with two of his other children has turned himself in to the authorities, the St. Lo ... Continue Reading
She's in Love With a 'Nice' Boyfriend Who Doesn't Trust Her, Can't Satisfy Her and Still Has a Wife. Is There Any Hope?

She's in Love With a 'Nice' Boyfriend Who Doesn't Trust Her, Can't Satisfy Her and Still Has a Wife. Is There Any Hope?

I'm in love with my boyfriend, but he is always accusing me of cheating. I'm not and never have, but I have thought about it because he doesn't satisfy me sexually. His penis is small and [the oral se ... Continue Reading
Calif. Jury Deadlocks in Case of Man Who Spent 16 Years in Prison Before Murder Conviction Was Dismissed

Calif. Jury Deadlocks in Case of Man Who Spent 16 Years in Prison Before Murder Conviction Was Dismissed

A mistrial has been declared in the case of a California man who spent 16 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned, the Los Angeles Times reports. ... Continue Reading
Protest Outside Donald Trump Rally in NM Turns Violent

Protest Outside Donald Trump Rally in NM Turns Violent

A protest outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico Tuesday turned violent after several protesters began throwing burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police, authorities say. ... Continue Reading
Justice Department to Seek Death Penalty Against Alleged Charleston Church Shooter

Justice Department to Seek Death Penalty Against Alleged Charleston Church Shooter

The Justice Department will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, ABC News reports. ... Continue Reading
Old Folks May Hate the Way Young People Use Slang, but Who Are They to Talk?

Old Folks May Hate the Way Young People Use Slang, but Who Are They to Talk?

Thanks to the Internet and social media universalizing certain aspects of culture, our slang has become less regional and maddeningly uniform. So a black dude could trek from New York City to the Atla ... Continue Reading
Okla. High School Graduate with Cerebral Palsy Walks for the 1st Time to Receive his Diploma

Okla. High School Graduate with Cerebral Palsy Walks for the 1st Time to Receive his Diploma

On Friday, Oklahoma high school graduate Micah McDade accomplished two amazing milestones. ... Continue Reading
Police Searching for Calif. Father Accused of Purposely Setting House on Fire, Killing 5-Year-Old Son

Police Searching for Calif. Father Accused of Purposely Setting House on Fire, Killing 5-Year-Old Son

Vallejo, Calif., police are asking the public for help with any details about a father who is suspected of purposely igniting a fire that killed his 5-year-old son and injured other family members ove ... Continue Reading
Family of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Cancer Death 

Family of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Cancer Death 

The family of baseball star Tony Gwynn is blaming the tobacco industry for the death of the Hall of Famer, who succumbed to salivary gland cancer in 2014, and filed a lawsuit Monday in San Diego Super ... Continue Reading
Was Tamar's Neck-Rolling Too Real for The Real? Nah. But Her Eye-Rolling and Unpleasantness May Have Been 

Was Tamar's Neck-Rolling Too Real for The Real? Nah. But Her Eye-Rolling and Unpleasantness May Have Been 

Bless her heart: It's been mighty rough for Tamar Braxton within the last year. ... Continue Reading
Va. Student Handcuffed Charged With Larceny for Stealing Carton of Milk that Came Free With Lunch: Report

Va. Student Handcuffed Charged With Larceny for Stealing Carton of Milk that Came Free With Lunch: Report

A Virginia middle school student has been suspended from school and charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court for "stealing" a 65-cent carton of milk that his mother says was free. ... Continue Reading
Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Sells for $250,000

Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Sells for $250,000

The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin has been sold for $250,000 according to the shooter, George Zimmerman, who notes that he reneged on an initial deal when a higher offer was received. ... Continue Reading
Calif. Toddler Declared Brain Dead Transferred to Unidentified Hospital outside of the U.S. 

Calif. Toddler Declared Brain Dead Transferred to Unidentified Hospital outside of the U.S. 

A California 2-year-old whose family fought to keep him on life support after he was declared brain dead, has reportedly been transferred to another hospital. ... Continue Reading
'It's a Broken System That We'll Never Trust' Baltimore Reacts As Officer Walks Over Freddie Gray's Death

'It's a Broken System That We'll Never Trust' Baltimore Reacts As Officer Walks Over Freddie Gray's Death

When Judge Barry G. Williams found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of all charges Monday in the case involving the death of Freddie Gray, Nero put his head in his hands and sobbed. ... Continue Reading
Why Black Voters Are the Most Rational Voters of 2016

Why Black Voters Are the Most Rational Voters of 2016

Let's face it. Black voters are about the only folks in 2016 who haven't lost their damn minds. ... Continue Reading
Cornel West and Arturo O'Farrill Speak Truth to Power Through Jazz

Cornel West and Arturo O'Farrill Speak Truth to Power Through Jazz

In this day and age, there is little reward in seeking the truth, and less profit in sharing that truth once you have found it. So it's remarkable that a program like Jazz and Spirit could ever come t ... Continue Reading
Why Draymond Green Is and Isn't a Dirty Player, Explained

Why Draymond Green Is and Isn't a Dirty Player, Explained

Draymond Green is a do-everything utility man for the Golden State Warriors; the engine that steams their machine; the straw that stirs their coffee; the detergent that sparkles their dishes. He is th ... Continue Reading
Texas Girl, 12, Severely Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip

Texas Girl, 12, Severely Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip

A Texas mother is furious that her 12-year-old daughter returned home from an overnight school trip with a severe rope burn around her neck, the Dallas Morning News reports, and has taken her child ou ... Continue Reading
Report: Software Used to Predict Future Crime Shows Racial Bias

Report: Software Used to Predict Future Crime Shows Racial Bias

Risk-assessment scores, which are becoming ever more common in courtrooms across the nation, are often used to make important decisions regarding a defendant's freedom or the terms of the defendant's ... Continue Reading
Supreme Court Sides With Black Death Row Inmate Convicted by All-White Jury, Orders New Trial

Supreme Court Sides With Black Death Row Inmate Convicted by All-White Jury, Orders New Trial

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a black death row inmate Monday, declaring that prosecutors in Georgia went against the Constitution and blocked black jurors from his trial ne ... Continue Reading

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